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The Isle of Man Bogey
Wheel bogey and motor assembley from the Isle of Man.

Tram motors usually rated 25 h.p. each, with possibly two motors providing 50-60 h.p.; this assembly belonged to the Snaefell mountain railway, where each car had 4 x 25 h.p. motors totalling 100 h.p. to power the steep link gradient up Snaefell. In 1895, six tram cars were built by G. F. Milnes & Co. of Birkenhead for Snaefell. Their plate frame bogies have a special long wheel base (6 feet, 10 inches) to incorporate the Fell braking equipment and two Mather & Platt 5A 'Manchester' type motors.